As the governor requested, we are ringing our church bell at 10 AM each day to remind everyone that they are not alone and we are all in this together. Our volunteer today was Rachel Swinford!
Lent begins in the wilderness. The Spirit guides Jesus into the wilderness where he comes face to face with temptation and struggle. Yet, in his forty days of fasting, resisting, and wandering, Jesus is shaped and formed for ministry. Similarly, through the wilderness of Lent, we are invited to surrender to the wild leadings of the Spirit. We rarely enter the wilderness willingly, but hopefully through our wandering we remember who we are and whose we are. The wilderness can become sacred even if it remains dangerous. There is no wilderness space too harsh or threatening for God’s love. This Lent, we welcome you to the journey.
A wonderful Valentine dinner hosted by the youth at the Chapel Café
The Nation Goes Red in February
On the first Friday of every February, which is designated as American Heart Month, the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. From landmarks to news anchors and neighborhoods to online communities; this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke.
Wear red to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and save lives.
Eastside’s Academic Team received
the overall runner up for the district
and the Quick Recall Team received first place.
Anna Grace Fleming was a member of the team!
Rusty Cook winner and runner up at Orlando Raceway.
Rev. Philip Lotspeich, General Presbyter, spoke during the morning worship service. Philip earned a master of divinity degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and formerly served churches in Texas and Oklahoma.
General Presbyter provides proactive visionary leadership, work on implementing
the Long Range Plan of the Presbytery, work
with the Presbytery to ensure the health and vitality of each congregation, provides effective
management of the Presbytery, serves the larger church at the Synod and GA
levels and communicates the Presbytery’s vision and mission, locally and
Kitty Lake, Susan Feix, Chris Newcomb, Tallu Smith, Cheryl Case, Sue McKee, Brenda Burrier, Janet McCauley, Meg Ammerman, Tammy Bruce
Absent when picture was taken: Marilyn Richie